Two seniors at Lusher Charter High School have been invited to screen a short film at a film festival in Boulder City, Nevada.
Elliot Blunck and Jonathan Wilkins will show their film “Disorder” at the Dam Short Film Festival in Boulder City from Feb. 4-8.
The students, who both attend the Certificate of Artistry Media Arts program at Lusher, wrote, directed, filmed and produced the film as part of their junior project.
It debuted at Lusher’s annual CAMALS Film Festival hosted at the Prytania Theater in May, winning several awards.
“We are really honored to be part of the Dam Short Film Festival,” Blunck said. “The film has gotten such a positive response and the whole school is supporting us. We are excited for more people to see it.”
The film focuses on the challenges of living with obsessive compulsive disorder.
“We knew that we wanted to do a film about mental health from the beginning,” Wilkins said. “Film can examine this topic with the respect it warrants.”
More recently, the film made it to the semifinals of the Student Filmmaker Awards competition. The competition connects industry professionals and independent filmmakers from all around the world with the best student filmmakers, primarily at the college and university level.
Blunck and Wilkins are in the process of filming their next short film for their senior project, scheduled for release in May.